Letters to Myself over an Expected Tough Time

I and the professionals around me knew that the last few days were going to be tough for me. Circumstances and the state of my mental health before, combined with the pressures and triggers over the festive period, as well as past experience led us to believe that it was going to be a tricky… Continue reading Letters to Myself over an Expected Tough Time

A Final Comment on Today’s Trolling

I have lazily stolen this from a comment I made on yesterday’s post that has been heavily trolled, but I am exhausted and my brain is melting as I type, so please forgive me. I just wanted to get this out there about trolling, internet sharing, and judgement then let things lie. So here are… Continue reading A Final Comment on Today’s Trolling

A Bizarre Christmas Eve

*Trigger Warning – Self Harm* 10 human stitches 5 hours in A&E 4 family visitors 3 hugs from a psych liaison nurse 2 bags of donated presents And maybe a blood transfusion soon. Merry Christmas! 😂

Mental Health Support Over Christmas

So many people find festive periods particularly difficult and it can feel more isolating than ever.

But there are places you can seek support, even when NHS services are more restricted.

Please don’t suffer in silence xx

Relationships Matter in Mental Health

After a day of shut down silence, I just spoke to one of the most awesome HCAs from the ward I spent 5 months on, now working for the crisis team and still as awesome. Unlocked some emotion. Many tears (actually a good thing for me). Got me to communicate where there’s been just detached… Continue reading Relationships Matter in Mental Health

An Horrifically Sad But Poignant Post from a Lost Friend

Trigger warning: Loss by suicide The following post was written by a dear online friend of mine. Though we have never met in person, we have spent hours talking and supporting each other. She had an unending well of kindness and empathy; unfortunately the professionals around her couldn’t offer her even a tiny fraction of… Continue reading An Horrifically Sad But Poignant Post from a Lost Friend